Monthly Archives: July 2014

Passport NYC Camp

Met Council collaborated with Passport NYC to provide meaningful service for campers to help better understand how different methods of volunteering are substantial to the community. The first event set up the campers with Met Council’s Senior Lunch Program, an on-going volunteer event that has groups serve lunch to seniors at Met Council’s Linda & […]

Camp Ramah’s Social Action Volunteer Week at Met Council  

Met Council kicked off the summer by coordinating a three day volunteer event with campers from Ramah Day Camp in Nyack. On the first day, volunteers learned about the services Met Council offers to poor and near-poor New Yorkers; discussed the importance of social justice as a Jewish value; and talked about ways that they […]

Met Council Expands its Camp Scholarship Fund to $25,000

This year, Met Council expanded its scholarship fund to enable 60 children to attend summer camp.  Families from Boro Park, Flatbush, Crown Heights, Coney Island, Marine Park, the Rockaways, Forest Hills and Williamsburg benefitted from this year’s camp scholarships. Through Lizzy and Bryce Markus’ generosity, Met Council is providing camp scholarships to 60 children from […]

TWO GREEN THUMBS UP FOR MET COUNCIL STAFF

Met Council launched a new initiative, called Employee Impact Day, in which staff members were given the opportunity to volunteer at an array of programs within the agency and participate in team building exercisers with other Met Council employees. For the inaugural event, staff members spent the morning sprucing up the garden of Met Council’s, […]

Met Council Partners with The Constant Professional to Best Assist Clients in the Job Search Process

Met Council hosted The Constant Professional, a dynamic career counseling service, to teach volunteers how to create a strong and professional profile and enable them to share those methods with Met Council clients. The Constant Professional workshop is one of over 180 career workshops that Met Council hosts each year. These workshops are designed to […]

HILLSIDE HOUSE CHILDREN WERE GIVEN A CHANCE TO SEE LIFE THROUGH A DIFFERENT LENS

The children at Met Council’s Hillside House were selected to participate in an inspiring program called “Pictures of Hope”. Photojournalist Linda Solomon taught the children how to capture their dreams through photography.  The participants were then encouraged to write down their dreams, photograph them and share them. These immortalized dreams will be sold on holiday […]